Elizabeth Thomas was appointed as the Director of Education Policy for Church in Wales in 2018. Her role is to shape and develop all aspects of the Church’s work in education nationally and leads on its relationships with the Welsh Government and other key organisations. She was previously the headteacher of Bassaleg School, Newport, for nine years,

Originally from Cardiff, Liz read History at the University of London and after an initial career in accountancy, she trained as a teacher. She taught at Cathays High School, Cardiff, for 15 years, where she was also Head of the Sixth Form. She was appointed Assistant Head at Bassaleg School in 2004 and Head in 2009.